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Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival Offers New Attractions for 2016

Posted in News on March 4, 2016
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The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is a must-attend event for Jeep lovers, and 2016 may just be the most exciting and challenging one yet. After getting back the world record for longest Jeep parade in 2015 and organizational changes that left Friends of the Bantam Jeep Association, Inc. in charge, we knew the 2016 festival was going to be packed with attractions, just not this many.

The Friends of Bantam Jeep Association have been hard at work planning this year’s festival. In addition to the events you already love, several new awesome attractions were added, including a Bantam Night Ops Mission, more challenging Jeep playground, Jeep history exhibit, and military encampment obstacle course.

The Bantam Night Ops Mission will allow 105 Jeep owners the opportunity to take a trail ride under the moonlight the Thursday before the festival starts to get the festivities started a little early. After the easygoing trail-ride a bonfire with refreshments, s’mores, and goody bags will be enjoyed before the festival gets into full swing.

The Jeep Playground is one the most popular attractions at the festival, and this year it’s going to be even better, thanks to upgraded challenges. This year’s Playground will feature obstacles such as rockcrawling, a mud pit, bridges, rough terrain, and hills, giving participants and spectators an even more exciting experience.

One of the coolest attractions at the festival may be the Military Encampment Obstacle Course. This kid-friendly attraction is where kids will be put to the test as the First Frontier Mechanized Calvary directs that through an obstacle course reminiscent of what WWII recruits would have faced in the ’40s. To complete this experience, uniformed drill sergeants will guide them through the course. Don’t worry parents: you can walk through the encampment yourself.

In addition to the Military Encampment Obstacle Course, the Jeep History Exhibit will feature 12 rare Jeeps, including a 1953 CJ-3B, a 1953 M38A1-C Military Jeep with a recoil cannon, and a beautiful 1955 Willys fire engine truck.

These new and upgraded attractions are in addition to the rest of the festivities taking place throughout the weekend. With how-to clinics, ride with a guide, history speakers, a muddy 5K race, and a ton of Jeep fans, it would be nearly impossible to not find something to do.

If you haven’t registered for this year’s Bantam Heritage Jeep Festival, you can do that at Festival Registration. For more information on the anything Festival related check out bantamjeepfestival.com

Source: Bantam Jeep Festival

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